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Short stroll in the woodlands 2

Here is a little follow up on  our last stroll.

Let us revisit this odd little bench. The seat was carved into a tree, which I call fir. The bench has been there since time (shortly after) immemorial. The second bench support is pressure treated wood and must be a replacement for an older leg. Cutting the notch to hold the seat was perhaps a bit much for our fir. I wonder how much the tree grew after its initial surgery. Even in the seventies or eighties I remember that bench being high of the ground. At any rate scar tissue has developed around the wound, a bold red that reminds me of lips. The tree is long dead but still stands up to a good storm. It is totally mossed over and has not much to show in the way of branches.


About Joseph de Lange

Before retirement worked in art galleries, a photo studio, offices, and the trades. Don't travel much anymore but still photograph. For the past 5 years 95% of my photography is done with the phone. My prediction for big cameras: DSLRs and their beautiful lenses and even the smaller mirrorless cameras will be mostly a historical footnote in the not too distant future.

9 responses to “Short stroll in the woodlands 2

  1. I am absolutely mesmerized by this series, Joseph! Isn’t nature wonderful!??! Great captures, my friend!

    • Yes Mr Toad, nature is filled with oddities. As far as the photos go, it was after six pm, raining and I found myself passing by this little bench again. It seemed like a good idea to use the photographs that resulted for the above follow up entry.

  2. There is just something so intriguing about this tree’s “mouth”. Great post.

  3. wolke205

    Like a fairytale 🙂 Wonderful photos, as always 🙂 Happy Weekend! 🙂

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